A delicatessen store/cafe for the food lovers. Stach offers daily changing fresh ready-to-eat meals. They also have a nice assortment of daily necessities such as olive oil, bread, cheeses, wines and other delicacies. You can take a sit at the nice upper gallery, look over the street and enjoy! Adres: Van Woustraat 154, Amsterdam Website: Stach
Yoghurt barn, organic and very tasty new concept cafe. Pleasant atmosphere, where you can enjoy nice breakfast, delicious frozen yogurt and a high tea style brunch, Beside you can find sandwiches and cakes. You can choose your favorite yogurt and then add as many different topping as you like: fresh fruits,nuts, seeds and many more – make it as tasty or healthy as you want! Address: Eerste van der Helststraat 80, Amsterdam Website: yoghurt barn
The Scandinavian Embassy is all about Swedish style – clean, modern and welcoming pure comfort food. In the Scandinavian Embassy you can enjoy delicious coffees combined with healthy breakfasts or tasty lunches inspired by Swedish classics. You can “Gravad lax” (salmon, the Swedish way) or taste the “Kalöps” (Swedish stew). This is pure comfort food. SE is located next to “Albert Cuyp” market, and a in front of the Sarphatipark. Address: Sarphatipark 34 ,Amsterdam Website: Scandinavian embassy
How lucky I am that one of my favorite designers is also my neighbour?! I’m very happy to introduce Hilde Tempelman – the super talented designer behind the ATELIER TEMPEL. Amsterdams smallest department store! (what a great name is that!). Hilde is designing accessories, handcrafted bags, scarves, bijoux, paper goods, dolls, pillow covers an other home decorations- all hand-made by her! Hilde is re-using vintage fabrics to create bags and accessories. I love her work. It’s full with imagination, originality, sense of humor and with her amazing twist on everything she makes. A visit to the atelier/shop is a visit to a true magical place and a great opportunity to meet the wonderful Hilde in person 🙂 For more exciting things to see in Amsterdam check this guide.
A few weeks ago I went to “Unseen”. This photo fair was a four days celebration of inspiration and talent at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Galleries from all around the world presented their work. I was overwhelmed by the diversity of ideas, techniques and subjects of photographers. Close to my heart was were the collages with different materials integrated such as paper and threads. Till next year! The thread works are by the amazing Julie Cockburn. The tower in the photo is a real tower (!) in Hong Kong. The big portraits on the floor and walls are a part of this.
Week(s) of happy celebrations. I celebrated my birthday on Monday with lots of love, family, good friends, laughter and sun…:-) Later on the day we took a long walk at one of our favorite places outside of Amsterdam. There we saw a huge group of Swans floating on the water. Never saw it before. It was a pure magic. Thank you FRANKIE Magazine for publishing my work on the next day- great timing..;-)